DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a cloudy brownish copper. Sweet, bready malts on the nose. Citrus, caramel, brown sugar, medium bitterness. All said, a really nice, drinkable DIPA. gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber orange color. Small rocky beige head. Nice clinging lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with notes of tropical fruit and floral hops. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Complex citrusy hops in mid taste. Spicy hops and alcohol in finish. John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber/copper. Aroma is candied sugar, sweet citrus and floral hops, bread, and pine. The taste adds caramel, sweet syrup and earthy resin. Big malty mouthfeel with a surprisingly clean finish, not sticky at all. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone thornecb (5916) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours deep gold into a Sam glass. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving sticky spiders. Earthy hop and tart citrus aromas. Medium bodied with sweet caramel and sourdough upfront turning to sweet pine and citrus in the lasting finish. Lothore (647) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a nice orangey hue with a 2 finger, frothy, eggshell head that leaves lots of lacing as it dissipates.
S- A bouquet of citrus, wheaty grains, grapefruit.
T- Bready with a huge wave of grapefruit that overtakes the palate and finishes pretty bitter.
M- Medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D- Definitely an underrated beer in my opinion. This is exactly the direction I love my DIPAs to go, lots of grapefruit hops, bitter finish, malt doesn’t come to the front end at all.
ineedbeer (2154) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Aroma is somewhat muted but there is some tropical fruit, citrus and resin. Medium light caramel note with some cracker and biscuit as well. Definitely not as hoppy as I would prefer.
Pours a fairly clear copper color with some amber and orange highlights; this is pretty dark for an IPA. Thick, slightly tan head with pretty good retention. Moderate lacing and mid sized legs.
Flavor has a medium sweetness to it with quite a bit of malt character - toasted bread, caramel, cracker and biscuit. Moderately strong bitterness helps dry it out a bit. Faint buttery note. Not much hop flavor; some light tropical fruit, medium light citrus and pine resin.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty boring IPA without much hop flavor or aroma. This is pretty on point for what I think of when I picture East Coast IPAs. The malt character is too dark as well. Erzengel (8763) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
Dark amber in the glass, nice intense floral hop aroma. The beer starts very floral, lots of hop aroma. The mainpart is very intense, not too sweet, nicely hopped. Bitter pine aroma together with fragile floral hops, nice bitterness and a not too sweet body. The aftertaste is long, intense floral hoppy, smooth sweet-malty body and nicely bitter. pwf316 (1) - - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
A very nice and balanced Double IPA - and even for the 8.5% not too sweet. Great brew! --> 13/12/12/12
It has a nice dark amber color, good aroma with overly bitter taste. It could be a bit more well balanced. Strong amount of carbonation with good head retention. DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pen & Paper Log (Jul 2012)
Aroma - a malty aroma with deep hop resin aroma, some caramel and citrus
Appearance - is a cloudy amber body, with a fluffy white head. The head holds up for a while and gives a little lacing as well.
Taste - the beer is definitely piney, some caramel and some citrus
Palate - body is medium, texture slick and oily, rather bitter finish. LinusStick (3462) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Aroma was of cheap ale. Stale malt with notes of terpentine and light hops. Pour was a nice enough murky burnt orange with a thing off white film for a head. Taste was OK. Cheap tasting, with iced tea, plastic and sterile caramel. A little hot from the alcohol and a a tad astringent. Nice carbonation. Too much off flavors in this beer.